Aid to the Church In Need (A registered Catholic charity in England and Wales (1097984) and Scotland (SC040748)) 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DA, Tel. 020 8642 8668. Founded in 1947 by Fr Werenfried van Straaten, `the Bacon Priest,` Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is an international Catholic charity working to support the Church wherever it suffers from persecution, isolation or extreme poverty. In 2017 ACN undertook over 5,300 projects in more 149 countries around the world. Through information, prayer and action, ACN builds churches, trains seminarians, and provides financial support for priests, nuns and catechists. We also print and distribute catechetical materials including the Child`s Bible which is now available in 189 languages. ACN`s NW office works with parishes, schools and special interest groups throughout NW England and North Wales. Our staff consists of the NW Manager, a schools and events officer, an administrative assistant and five Area Secretaries who give ACN Appeals in parishes throughout the region. Please get in touch if you would like to schedule an ACN Appeal in your parish, book a speaker, host a prayer vigil or discuss other ACN events. The NW Office also distributes resources for schools, ACN literature and trading stock.
National Director: Neville Kyrke-Smith, NW Manager: Caroline Hull
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